KORAPUT: Twenty-six cows were found to be Brucellosis positive out of 91 blood samples collected in Koraput district, said Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO) Santun Kumar Takri on Thursday.
The cases were detected from Semliguda, Damanjodi, Sunabeda Mathalput, Jeypore and Central Cattle Breeding Farm. The farmers were advised to keep away from the cattle in order to prevent spreading of the disease.
The department has already placed a request for 2,500 vaccines from Indian Veterinary Research Institute at Bareli, which would be administered to the calves. Locals were advised to boil milk properly before consuming it. Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Brucella. The bacteria can spread from animals to humans.